FortiClient is the VPN solution required to connect to the University of Calgary VPN.


The official FortiClient VPN client is absolutely terrible on Linux and does not seem to work on the latest version of Fedora/RedHat.

Instead, use OpenFortiVPN


For Fedora, get the latest builds from After installing, configure the /etc/openfortivpn/config file and connect to the VPN like so:

# openfortivpn --username=xyz
VPN account password:
INFO:    Connected to gateway.


Use the official FortiClient Windows App from the Windows Store instead of the official FortiClient software to avoid the unnecessary UI and bloat (such as an unwanted and unneeded virus scanner that cannot be disabled!).